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Kevin Spacey’s Legal Woes Persist After Groping Case Dropped

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016 after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information supporting the actor’s claims of innocence.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 29: Kevin Spacey speaks with members of the press on the red carpet during the Netflix's "House Of Cards" Washington DC Screening at NEWSEUM on January 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Parker: Labor Market Problems Lurk Beneath the Strong Economy

Elaine Parker writes about how the emphasis on four-year liberal arts colleges creates a gap in the labor market by neglecting to promote the attainment of valuable skills that could be taught for less money by vocational or trade schools.

In a photo from Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 in Lansing, Mich., Lansing Community College, Brad Bancroft, left, operates a mill as Nate Joseph, center, and Adam Woodhams, right, look on in the advanced precision machining class. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Prosecutors Drop Groping Case Against Kevin Spacey

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016, more than a week after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information that supports the actor’s claims of innocence.

NEW YORK - APRIL 19: Actor Kevin Spacey attends a benefit evening for London's famed Old Vic Theatre at Planet Hollywood on April 19, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Kamala Harris Blasts, and Takes Money from, Jeffrey Epstein’s Law Firm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said their former law firm’s work on behalf of the financier accused of sexual abuse “calls into question the integrity of our legal system.”

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks to the media during a campaign event at the Unity Freedom Presidential Forum Friday, May 31, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Box Office: ‘Spider-Man’ Wins a Weekend Full of Flops

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is celebrating another weekend at No. 1, but non-franchise fare continues to struggle at the box office. Fresh studio-released counterprograming such as the horror movie “Crawl” and the action-comedy “Stuber” barely made a dent in the web-slinger’s earnings, although there is a glimmer of hope in the independent world.

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Ortiz: CBO Report Should Spike $15 Minimum Wage Legislation

Based on a CBO report, the proposed raising of the federal minimum wage to $15 would cost up to 3.7 million jobs and seriously weaken the first rung of the career ladder. Legislators should instead work on ways to match low-wage workers with the millions of available jobs that pay middle-class wages:

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R. Kelly Arrested in Chicago on Federal Sex Trafficking Charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested Thursday in Chicago on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts, including sex crimes and obstruction of justice.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 22: R&B singer R. Kelly arrives at the 1st District-Central police station on February 22, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced today that Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of four victims, at least three between …

Hemingway: Who Will Clean Up America’s Voter Rolls?

Mark Hemingway writes at RealClearInvestigations that thirty-eight states have counties wherein voter registration rates exceed 100%, in violation of federal law. But the Justice Department has largely abdicated its responsibility to deal with the problem.

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Emmy-Winning Actor Rip Torn Dead at 88

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television, and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy turn on TV’s “The Larry Sanders Show,” has died. He was 88.

Actor Rip Torn is seen, Feb. 28, 1984. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)